Flooring Picks: Linoleum and Vinyl Flooring
Kitchens and baths require heavy-duty floors. These vinyl and linoleum flooring options can handle the challenge with style. Manufacturer information included.
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Dramatic Resilient Flooring
Out-of-the-ordinary flooring is one way to make a huge impact in your kitchen. This resilient flooring features a sea of neutral shades to give your floors a natural look.
Easy Living Fashion Collection, Seagrass $2 per square foot Tarkett 800/367-8275; tarkett-floors.com
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Vinyl Tile Mimics Stone
Get the look of natural travertine with these 12-inch vinyl tiles that won't weigh down your budget like a stone. The Shenandoah line offers style and performance.
Shenandoah vinyl From $3.39 per square foot Mannington 800/482-9527; mannington.com
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Versatile Resilient Flooring
Franklin is just one of more than 100 colors and designs available in the FiberFloor Collection. Its backing layer includes a moisture- and sound-reducing barrier.
Easy Living Fashion Collection, Franklin $2 per square foot Tarkett 800/367-8275; tarkett-floors.com
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Embossed Vinyl Flooring
These embossed vinyl tiles suggest weathered and stamped metal. Other unexpected tile designs from this company imitate granite, slate, marble, and concrete.
Vinyl tiles From $6 per square foot Amtico International 404/267-1900; amtico.com
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Colorful Linoleum Flooring
Versatility is one of linoleum's strong points. This flooring is available in calming shades such as Verdi Green, Natural Corn, and Whispering Blue.
Marmoleum flooring From $3.50 per square foot Forbo Industries 800/842-7839; forbolinoleumna.com
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Create a Custom Look with Vinyl
Similar to synthetic vinyl, linoleum offers a vintage, all-natural flair. Mix several colors of this durable material for a custom look.
Marmorette flooring From $4 installed Armstrong 800-233-3823; armstrong.com
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Vinyl Flooring Mimics Cork
These cork-look vinyl tiles resemble the real thing, but they resist scuffs, scratches, and water better than cork. They also offer more design variations.
Cork vinyl tile From $3.49 per square foot Armstrong 800/233-3823; armstrong.com
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Durable Resilient Flooring
Pretty meets practical in this FiberFloor Collection flooring. The flooring's wear layer and finish layer protect against rips, indentations, scratches, and stains.
Easy Living Fashion Collection, Antonia Spanish Tile $2 per square foot Tarkett 800/367-8275; tarkett-floors.com